28 Feb '17, 4pm

NRDC Sues EPA to Hold Stormwater Polluters Accountable

NRDC filed two lawsuits this week against the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for failing to enforce the Clean Water Act against stormwater polluters in the Baltimore and Los Angeles areas. Privately-owned commercial, industrial, and institutional sites have long contributed to the degradation of the Dominguez Channel and Los Cerritos Channel in Los Angeles and the Back River in Baltimore. When it rains, runoff flowing from hard surfaces on developed sites picks up harmful contaminants and carries them into these three polluted waterways. In order to tackle this ongoing problem, NRDC submitted petitions to EPA in 2015—along with co-plaintiffs American Rivers , Blue Water Baltimore , and Los Angeles Waterkeeper —asking the agency to exercise its “residual designation authority” and require commercial, institutional, and industrial sites in these watersheds to obtain d...

Full article: https://www.nrdc.org/experts/becky-hammer/nrdc-sues-epa-h...

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